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Karmen Stavec

Karmen Stavec (born December 21, 1973) is a Slovenian musician and pop singer.

Karmen was born in West Berlin, those days West Germany to Slovenian parents. After graduation she came to Domžale[?], Slovenia, where she joined the dance duo "4 Fun". She also began to study Germanic studies at the Philosophical Faculty at the University of Ljubljana. In 1998 she started her own solo career.

She has participated three times in Slovenian national selection, called "EMA" for the Eurovision song contest in EMA 2001, EMA 2002 and EMA 2003.

In 2002 at the EMA she took the 2nd place after the transvestite trio "Sestre" ("The Sisters"), although she got the highest number of points from a Televoting. Finally in 2003 she won, and she represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, where she placed to the 23rd place with the song Nanana, sung in English. The Slovenian version of the song is called Lep poletni dan (meaning A Nice Summer Day). After the contest when she came to the Ljubljana airport she said about her bad placing: "We do not know where's the catch. The director of the contest said that 'we were the most professional team'...".

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